Article on Jonathan Tran, Ph.D., associate professor of religion in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, on his experiences as a refugee of the Vietnam War when he and he family moved to the U.S. when he was a toddler. Tran also serves as a faculty member of the Honors College Renaissance Scholar Program and will be Faculty Master of the the Honors Residential College in Fall 2015.
Of all the darts that stabbed Coleridge's heart, the greatest was that conviction of great gifts neglected, enormous talents betrayed. And this verdict has been shared by many since: so many talents, and what to show for them? A handful of great poems; a number of intermittently brilliant lectures on poetry and philosophy and theology; a great many books started and left unfinished.
Since 2000, Jeffrey has been a Distinguished Professor of Literature and Humanities at Baylor. His teachings concentrate on medieval literature, the Bible as literature, medieval exegesis, biblical hermeneutics and literary theory, biblical tradition in the arts, art and biblical theology, literature and philosophy and aesthetics.